RFP: Rehabilitate 250 homes and vacant lots to revitalize a Detroit neighborhood

The City of Detroit, Michigan is seeking proposals from qualified entities for this redevelopment opportunity in Northwest Detroit: Rehabilitation of single-family homes and maintenance of vacant lots to stabilize a portion of the Old Redford neighborhood.

The project is located in Old Redford, north of McNichols Road and east of Lahser Road, near the Grand River corridor and the vibrant commercial area that is home to local businesses such as Sweet Potato Sensations, Motor City Java House, and the Redford Theatre.

The City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department (“HRD”) and Planning and Development Department (“PDD”) seek proposals from qualified entities for the purpose of implementing a neighborhood stabilization and revitalization strategy in the Old Redford area of Northwest Detroit.

The focus of this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is a concentrated neighborhood stabilization plan in an approximately 0.3 square mile area that contains nearly 250 non-contiguous publicly-owned homes and lots. Because of its key location within Northwest Detroit, stabilization of this project area is essential to
long-term success of the larger revitalization effort in this region of the city.

The intent of this RFP is to retain an experienced and qualified development team who will submit a contextually appropriate and financially feasible neighborhood revitalization plan to rehabilitate single-family residential structures and maintain a bundle of vacant parcels.

This RFP offers an opportunity to make an impact at a neighborhood scale adjacent to the active Old Redford commercial and mixed-use center.

To be considered, all proposals must be received by 5:00 EST on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Contact holcomb@detroitmi.gov for any additional information regarding this RFP or to be added to the contact list.


  • October 31 at 2:30: Optional Pre-Submission Conference for Old Redford Neighborhood
  • November 3: Neighborhood Site Visit
  • December 1: Deadline for submitting questions
  • December 15 at 5:00: Submission deadline for RFP responses

The October 31 Pre-Submission Conferences will be held in the Planning and Development Department at 2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 808. Those unable to attend in person may participate by phone using dial-in number 641-715-3580, Meeting ID 465-220-363.

A neighborhood tour will take place on November 3, 2017.

See overview page.

Download full RFP (PDF).

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